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What is this bumpy area in the back of my head?

What is this bumpy area in the back of my head?

Occipital protuberan: If it feels like part of your skull and like a bone it's probably the occipital protuberance and you just noticed it. If it's softer, sort of rounded and seems to be connected to your scalp it's probably a cyst, called a "wen" in the old days. Show your doctor--we like to see lumps anywhere but breasts or testicles since they are seldom serious. ...Read more

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Can staring at a computer cause tension in the back of head (occiput)? I have tension in back of head and dizziness. Normal CT. Massage not effective

Can staring at a computer cause tension in the back of head (occiput)? I have tension in back of head and dizziness. Normal CT. Massage not effective

Occipital neuralgia: The greater and lesser occipital nerves live in the back of the head on both sides. The lesser nerve runs towards your ear and the greater nerve runs to top of back of your head. These occipital nerves can be aggravated without any trauma. Tilting head back can cause dizziness if these nerves are aggravated. 7 days or oral steroid or 5 days of Toradol may knock out this irritation to these nerves. ...Read more

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Can TMJ cause pain and muscle tension around the temples, occiput and eyes? Been having pain there for 3 weeks now and, jaw started clicking last week

Can TMJ cause pain and muscle tension around the temples, occiput and eyes? Been having pain there for 3 weeks now and, jaw started clicking last week

Yes: Tmj/tmd has many symptoms, but your issues should be evaluated because it could just be tmd/tmj, or possibly from another trigger or both. ...Read more

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Have headaches in back of head for a couple of weeks now and any little bit of shaking of the head or bumpy roads makes it much worse and feel weird?

"Weird" not specific: 26 men don't usually have this for two weeks. Bad position in bed or chair? Taking too many vitamins? If getting better, hopefully resolved on its own (Motrin can help speed recovery). If something serious it should be getting worse by now, forcing you to go to the hospital and get evaluated (blood tests, skull films LP, MRI) ...Read more

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Does the red, dry, bumpy spot on the back of my 3 month old sons head need attention? I noticed a red circle about the size f of a quarter on the back of my 3 month olds head after his 2 month check up. It stays dry, and it it raised a bit and it's seems

Does the red, dry, bumpy spot on the back of my 3 month old sons head need attention? I noticed a red circle about the size f of a quarter on the back of my 3 month olds head after his 2 month check up. It stays dry, and it it raised a bit and it's seems

Difficult: Difficult to tell without a clinical examination, but possibilities include ringworm of the scalp, eczema, psoriasis, and other...I would recommend you see a dermatologist for evaluation. Read more about these possibilities at the link below. I hope that helps! ...Read more

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Headache sometimes on the right temple and shifts to back of head, often triggered by jerks and bumpy roads, its almost ten days now. Please advice.

Headache sometimes on the right temple and shifts to back of head, often triggered by jerks and bumpy roads, its almost ten days now. Please advice.

See doc!: A new headache that has lasted this long needs to be evaluated. Please see a doc SOON (1-2 days). Please add your country (and state if in the U.S.A.) to your profile, since some diseases/conditions are more common in some countries than others. If this is the worst headache you've ever had, please go to an ER now. ...Read more

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I died my hair dk brown. I woke in the night scratching my head. My neck and ears are all bumpy and itch. 2 glands on the back of my neck are up.

I died my hair dk brown. I woke in the night scratching my head. My neck and ears are all bumpy and itch. 2 glands on the back of my neck are up.

This may: Be an allergic reaction. Don't know when your hair was colored. If you have been scratching a lot could have infecttion. Would encourage you to see dermatologist. Take care. ...Read more

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Some kind of rash on my elbow, underarm and back of my neck it is bumpy and skin colored. When you scratch it a lot and over time, it will get tougher and the area appears to be pink. If I keep scratching and scratching until it bleeds, it will become dry

Some kind of rash on my elbow, underarm and back of my neck it is bumpy and skin colored. When you scratch it a lot and over time, it will get tougher and the area appears to be pink. If I keep scratching and scratching until it bleeds, it will become dry

This: This really does sound like eczema. That was my first thought before I even read your doctor's diagnosis. You could also be dealing with a dermatitis, due to an allergy. I recommend you request allergy testing or blood testing (check with your doctor regarding prices), and also a higher strength triamcinolone cream or another steroid cream like Elocon is good. Keep the areas hydrated. Use vaseline, aquaphor, or eucerin cream (in a jar).
Good luck. ...Read more

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I've had dry, scabby from scratching, itchy back of the knees for a year now, I don't know what it could be and the skin is red and darkened & bumpy?

I've had dry, scabby from scratching, itchy back of the knees for a year now, I don't know what it could be and the skin is red and darkened & bumpy?

TryThisForTwoWeeks: After a year of dryness and scratching I can assume it's a mess back there. That's a common place for eczema-like rashes and there are a few ways to beat it. At this point you should consider a dermatologist to sort it out. But if you're short of time and cash start by using a moisturizing cream that contains lanolin and a mild topical steroid like 1% Hydrocortisone cream. Use each three times a day ...Read more

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I have a bumpy black mole on the back of my neck I'm worried about this and all the doctor said was to wait and watch it

Black mole: Trust your instincts and see a dermatology who can perform a simple skin biopsy to remove the mole and determine if it is cancerous or not by sending it to a lab for pathological evaluation. There is a new medical device called melafind that gently scans dark moles to help in the detection of melanoma. ...Read more

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I have a reddish bumpy skin rash on the back of both arms.?

I have a reddish bumpy skin rash on the back of both arms.?

Keratosis pilaris: Keratosis pilaris (kp, also follicular keratosis) is a common, autosomal dominant, genetic follicular condition that is manifested by the appearance of rough bumps on the skin. It most often appears on the back and outer sides of the upper arms (though the lower arms can also be affected), and can also occur on the thighs, hands, and tops of legs, flanks, buttocks, or any body part except glabrous. ...Read more

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I have a patch of itchy, bumpy, red skin on the back of my hand. I have noticed it before when I work a lot (i work in a restaurant) what could it be?

I have a patch of itchy, bumpy, red skin on the back of my hand. I have noticed it before when I work a lot (i work in a restaurant) what could it be?

Hand eczema: There is every possibility this is a small site of hand eczema. We see this very often and people in your occupation because recurrent contact with water and soaps and detergents and so forth. I believe you should see a dermatologist to get the right advice on treatment to dry skin and treatment of hand eczema and you will get a cream that should help and be given and care instructions. ...Read more

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I have a bumpy red skin rash on the back of both arms for years?

I have a bumpy red skin rash on the back of both arms for years?

Keratosis Pilaris...: ...Is very common. I think of it as eczema of the hair follicles; some people also get it on the upper legs. A medium-strength steroid cream, prescribed by your dermatologist, will keep it under control. ...Read more

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I have a hard lump behind my right ear. It's also red and swollen. I also had a rash on my back of my neck yesterday that was red and bumpy.

I have a hard lump behind my right ear. It's also red and swollen. I also had a rash on my back of my neck yesterday that was red and bumpy.

Suspect cellulitis: I am concerned about your symptoms. This should be evaluated urgently and you may need antibiotics. If you had a more gradual onset of symptoms this could also be serious. Either way you need to see a doctor within 24 hours. Mark off the red area with a pen. If you see it enlarging quickly you may need a more urgent attention. ...Read more

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Patch of redness in back of throat not tonsil that turns white when I stretch mouth? It looks all bumpy and stuff. What can this be? No pain as well.

Patch of redness in back of throat not tonsil that turns white when I stretch mouth? It looks all bumpy and stuff. What can this be? No pain as well.

See a doctor: Your observation of your throat is fascinating
some of your description could be a normal variation of human anatomy
to be safe go and see a doctor ...Read more

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What does it mean when I have a quarter shaped pain area in the back of my head and whenever I touch it I get dizzy and pain?

What does it mean when I have a quarter shaped pain area in the back of my head and whenever I touch it I get dizzy and pain?

Occipital neuralgia: Occipital neuralgia is a common cause of head pain in the back of the head. It can occur on its own or may be triggered by tight neck muscles. Treatment may include anti-inflammatories, physical therapy, and or an occipital nerve block or cortsone injection. ...Read more

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Hello, Back of my head on the right side it hurts. In that particular area its heavy. My vision loses for about 10 seconds. Why does this happen?

Hello, Back of my head on the right side it hurts. In that particular area its heavy. My vision loses for about 10 seconds. Why does this happen?

Loss of vision: Any recurrent loss of vision for 10 seconds with headache should be evaluated in person. It is possible that there could be swelling in the nerve in your eye (called papilledema) due to pressure build up from the fluid within the brain and spinal cord. You should have your eyes checked soon with possible other testing. ...Read more

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I Have a big bump on the back of my head and the area is balled what cause that and how to treat it.

I Have a big bump on the back of my head and the area is balled what cause that and how to treat it.

Usually a cyst: This can be confirmed by clinical examination and the cyst can be removed easily by a dermatologist in the office. There is the possibility of skin cancer (since I cannot see it) and so I would recommend having it looked at. ...Read more

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I have had a rash on the back of my head close to the neck area come and go for years what can this be?

I have had a rash on the back of my head close to the neck area come and go for years what can this be?

Many causes possible: This can be caused by many potential causes, including seborrheic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, fungal infection, psoriasis and many other potential causes. A dermatologist will be able to thoroughly evaluate potential causes by taking a careful history and performing necessary physical examination and maybe performing some test (s). What is even more, he/she will help you alleviate/clear it. ...Read more

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Lately I kept feeling sudden pain at the back of my head. The area same level as my ear (left side only). Vry painful when it strike. Wtd?

Lately I kept feeling sudden pain at the back of my head. The area same level as my ear (left side only). Vry painful when it strike. Wtd?

Interesting: This could be many things. Could be mild dehydration. Could be neck misalignment. Could be intermittent pinched nerve or a muscle spasm. Your best bet is to be seen for an evaluation. Your doctor can help. Also consider a chiropractor and a chinese medicine practitioner. Each has something different to offer and all halep balance the body for best health. ...Read more

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I feel my head is really tight. Like I have something very tight wrapped around my head. It starts from my forehead area & goes to the back of my head?

I feel my head is really tight. Like I have something very tight wrapped around my head. It starts from my forehead area & goes to the back of my head?

Headache: Sounds like a typical muscle tension headache. These usually respond to anti-inflammatories like ibuprofen or naproxen. If it gets progressively worse despite treatment, see a doctor. ...Read more

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There is an empty circle area on the back of my head, its hair loss. What can cause this?

There is an empty circle area on the back of my head, its hair loss. What can cause this?

Empty circle: Quite uncommon at your age unless it is common in your family.

I would have you see your doctor for starters and, depending what is found out, you are likely to be referred to a dermatologist. ...Read more

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An ache on the back of my head, right side, confined to an area about the size of a half dollar. A sharp, stabbing/pulsing pain in the same place - comes & goes several times a day, started 2 weeks?

An ache on the back of my head, right side, confined to an area about the size of a half dollar. A sharp, stabbing/pulsing pain in the same place - comes & goes several times a day, started 2 weeks?

Occipital neuralgia: A pinched nerveoften from muscle spasm or injury.
Ice and stretching can be helpful. If simple measures do not help, see your physician for medication or occipital nerve block. ...Read more

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I have a small, swollen lump on the back of my head. It is tender to the touch or pillow. I have had no trauma to the area. Is this a concern?

Depends: If it is uncomfortable, you should go to doctor, it can be a cyst, and it might be infected or it can get infected, or it might be a lymph node and signify some kind of infection in the area. In any case it is better to take care of it earlier before it becomes a bigger problem. ...Read more